Kurt grew up on a catboat and spent his childhood sailing to local islands like Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. He has sailed the east coast from Maine to Key West. In April 2016 he purchased the catboat Tigress in Mystic Connecticut and spent nearly a year transforming her into a living piece of Americana. Tigress was beautifully restored in 2010 by Roger Fuller and Tom Townsend. Tigress‘s sail was hand-painted by Kurt and a couple of his closest friends. Before starting Catboat Charters in 2015, Kurt worked as a private captain, an innkeeper, and as a renewable energy project manager. Kurt also paints American maritime scenes and will occasionally play guitar and sing for his charter guests.
Kurt attended Wheaton College where he studied art and music, and holds a USCG 50 ton license.